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By Karen B Wolf Karen B Wolf Interiors Fellow designers, this is FUN. Test your consumer trends design IQ and see if your answers line up to our poll results. You might just be surprised. Which of these Home Design Trends are Here to Stay and Which will look so 2020 Ten Years from Now?…

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Bria Hammel: Life Skills For Every Designer

Photo of The Baltimore House, Baltimore, MD Photo Credit: Jennifer Hughes Photography The Chaise Lounge with Bria Hammel Today in The Lounge, Nick joins interior designer Bria Hammel of Bria Hammel Interiors, who discusses her entry into the design world and the skills she has learned along the way! Light Bulb Moment While attending the University…

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Kips Bay vs Every day?

Every year the city of New York and design aficionados from around the world converge on Kips Bay Decorator Show House, the gold standard of society interior design events. Top designers gather their resources and talent to help raise funds for crucial after school and enrichment programs for New York City schoolchildren. This fantastical display…

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Design vs. Designing

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University In the previous article we reviewed the most popular comprehensive design software programs. These products are suitable for both commercial and residential projects at any scale. Highly versatile, their enhanced functionality comes with a hefty price and a considerable…

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Little Things Count…& Could Count Against You

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Photo taken by Dana McGrath Even with the greatest of care you are bound to encounter a few glitches, missing parts, dings and scratches during your final installation.  Like a stain on a new garment, they can detract from…

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Ready, Set for Final Installation?

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University You’ve put weeks, maybe months, of thought and planning into the project, and now the big day is here when it all has to come together.  What preparations have you made to ensure everything goes well?  Do you have…

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Three Keys to Effective Communication

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Have you ever had problems during a design job or within your design firm? It would probably be more effective to say, “who hasn’t”, but did you ever think about the crux of the matter?  Let’s say you arrive…

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Never Miss Another Deadline

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Fulfilling your obligations is the mark of a true professional, and that includes meeting deadlines.  If you struggle to keep on top of your commitments, take some time to think about what’s getting in your way. It usually comes…

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Earnings Modest for Most Design Firms

Earnings Modest for Most Design Firms

While a handful of interior designers are attracting lucrative projects and media attention, most design firms are just getting by.  Of the designers who responded to our 2014-15 Interior Design Fee and Salary Survey, nearly half said they expected their firm’s total gross sales for 2014 would be $100,000 or less. More than two-thirds (69%)…

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It’s All in the Follow-Up! Good Advice for Interior Designers

I like to share articles by other successful business people to broaden the offerings of our site. Please enjoy this… this is from Mary Ellen Tribby’s Inbox Magazine. By Deb Pilgrim After much thought and research, my husband and I decided on the school that we wanted to send out eldest daughter to. When I…

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